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Job seekers flood Chitral town

CHITRAL, Jan 13: The Chitral city has been flooded with job seekers who have arrived here from across the district to appear in written tests to be conducted by the National Testing Service for the posts of teachers of different cadres in the elementary and secondary education department. jobSources in the department said more than 8,000 candidates, both male and female, were going to appear in the examinations for the posts of primary schoolteachers, theology teachers, Arabic teachers, physical education teachers and drawing masters. A great hustle and bustle is being witnessed in different parts of the city due to the influx of the candidates from every nook and corner of the district. A large number of young men have also arrived here to file their applications for the posts of general duty soldiers in Chitral Scouts and those of forester and forest guards in the forest department. The hotels in the city are said to be filled to their capacity while the city restaurants are also seen teeming with customers and same is the case with computer composing centres and photostat shops. A hotel owner in PIA chowk, Shukri Khan, said that the hotels had been receiving unprecedented number of guests for the last five days. “All the 15 rooms of my hotels were booked last night, forcing me to arrange extra beds to handle the rush,” he said. Mr Khan said that the restaurant owners were also doing roaring business whose sale had increased by five times during these days.–Zahiruddin]]>

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